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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Reliability of an adapted core strength endurance test battery in individuals with axial spondylarthritis
Authors: Rausch, Anne-Kathrin
Baltisberger, Philipp
Meichtry, André
Topalidis, Beatrice
Ciurea, Adrian
Vliet Vlieland, Theodora P. M.
Niedermann, Karin
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1007/s10067-020-05408-6
Published in: Clinical Rheumatology
Volume(Issue): 40
Issue: 4
Page(s): 1353
Pages to: 1360
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
ISSN: 0770-3198
Language: English
Subjects: Ankylosing spondylitis; Assessment; Group exercise; Physical therapy
Subject (DDC): 615.82: Physical therapy
616.7: Diseases of musculoskeletal system and orthopaedics
Abstract: Objectives To adapt the core strength endurance test battery (aCSE), previously used for testing athletes, to a target group of patients with axial spondylarthritis (axSpA), to evaluate its intra-tester reliability and its associationswith disease-specific factors. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted at axSpA exercise therapy groups, including both axSpA patients and the physiotherapist group leaders (PTs). The aCSE was used to measure the isometric strength endurance of the ventral, lateral, and dorsal core muscle chains (measured in seconds), as well as to assess the disease-specific factors of functional status, selfreported pain, and perceived strength performance. The aCSE was repeated after 7–14 days to measure intra-tester reliability for the same rater (PT group leader). Reliability was calculated as an intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) using a nested design. The associations between ventral, lateral, and dorsal strength endurance and the disease-specific factors were calculated using Pearson correlation coefficients. Results Study participants were 13 PT group leaders and 62 axSpA patients. The latter were all capable of performing the aCSE, with the exception of one individual. A moderate to substantial intra-rater reliability (ICCs (95%CI)) was found for the ventral (0.54 (0.35, 0.74)), lateral (0.52 (0.33, 0.70)), and dorsal (0.71 (0.58, 0.86)) core muscle chains. None of the aCSE measures correlated with the disease-specific factors. Conclusion The aCSE was found to be a reliable test battery for assessing core strength endurance in axSpA patients. Interestingly, aCSE performance was not associated with any disease-specific factors.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Health Sciences
Organisational Unit: Institute of Physiotherapy (IPT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Etablierung der internationalen Bewegungsempfehlungen für Rheuma-Betroffene in den Bechterew-Bewegungsgruppen
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